The Resource African-American proverbs in context, Sw. Anand Prahlad

African-American proverbs in context, Sw. Anand Prahlad

Label
African-American proverbs in context
Title
African-American proverbs in context
Statement of responsibility
Sw. Anand Prahlad
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Such sayings as "Hard times make a monkey eat red pepper when he don't care for black," "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice," and "Nothing ruins a duck but its bill" convey not only axiomatic impact but also profound contextual meanings. This study of African-American proverbs is the first to probe deeply into these meanings and contexts. Sw. Anand Prahlad's interest in proverbs dates back to his own childhood in rural Virginia when he listened to his great-grandmother's stories. Very early he began collecting "sayings." In researching this book, he spent five years listening for proverbs spoken in bars, clubs, churches, and retirement homes; on street corners, basketball courts, and public buses; at PTA meetings and bingo games. To discover the full context of a proverb, Prahlad considers four levels of meanings - grammatical, cultural, situational, and symbolic. All these operate simultaneously when a proverb is spoken. Part of the artistry in using proverbs comes from the complex interplay of the dimensions of their meanings. From WPA interviews with former slaves, from the lyrics of blues songs, from extensive field research, and from expressions of protest and cultural affirmation, the author reveals the myriad ways African-American proverbs thrive today
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prahlad, Anand
Dewey number
398.9/21/08996073
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6426
LC item number
.P73 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American proverbs
  • African American proverbs
  • Proverbes afro-américains
  • Proverbes afro-américains
  • Proverbes anglais
  • Proverbes anglais
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American proverbs
Label
African-American proverbs in context, Sw. Anand Prahlad
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=22258
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a contextual theory -- Proverbial speech among the ex-enslaved: speech events with European-Americans. Proverbs in blues lyrics: creativity and innovation -- Contemporary speech acts. Proverb masters and symbolic meaning. Proverb speech acts among peers
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 292 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780878058891
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DA92D1CC-A51E-4FA7-BA0D-30BAEB38DC61
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44956972
  • (OCoLC)ocm44956972
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
African-American proverbs in context, Sw. Anand Prahlad
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=22258
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward a contextual theory -- Proverbial speech among the ex-enslaved: speech events with European-Americans. Proverbs in blues lyrics: creativity and innovation -- Contemporary speech acts. Proverb masters and symbolic meaning. Proverb speech acts among peers
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 292 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780878058891
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DA92D1CC-A51E-4FA7-BA0D-30BAEB38DC61
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44956972
  • (OCoLC)ocm44956972
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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